In August 2013, Mars One concluded the online application round of its astronaut selection program. Media companies from around the world were interested in the application program. Below, you can find a selection of these published articles and reports, and several broadcast interviews on radio and television.
Bas Lansdorp made appearances in several large TV shows:
CNN reported about the great amount of applicants who have applied for Mars One’s mission: More than 100.000 want to go to Mars and not return.
The Times of India profiled various applicants: Meet the Mars One mission Indian applicants.
National Geographic searched the Mars One applicants website for interesting videos of applicants: The best video applications for a one-way trip to Mars.
British newspaper The Independent published an article about the Mars One’s mission: A one-way ticket too tempting to ignore: 165,000 apply for mission to colonise Mars.
El Arabiya reported about Mars One and applicants from the Middle East: Nine Arabs sign up for one-way ticket to Mars in 2022.
India’s International Business Times wrote about the popularity of Mars One’s plans among Indian astronaut candidates. Mars One Project: Over 1,800 Indians Apply for One-Way Trip to Red Planet.
Business Insider (USA) made their selection of candidates, who they think are a good group for the first manned mission to Mars: These men and women are willing to die on Mars.
The Daily Mail (U.K.) published an introductory article about Mars One: More than 100.000 people want to fly to Mars in 2022.
Venturebeat interviewed Bas Lansdorp in an interesting article: Nasa chief: you can’t fund a private Mars mission. Mars One: Watch us.
Popular Science interviewed a hopeful Mars One applicant: Who would take a one-way trip to Mars? This woman.
NECN hit the streets of Suffolk to ask people if they would be interested in traveling to Mars: Would you relocate to Mars?
The Inquisitr reported that the number of applicants for Mars One’s astronaut selection program increased: Reality Show On Mars? 100,000 People Sign Up For Red Planet Experience.
CNET published an article about the Mission: Mars ticket deadline nears for someone with the right stuff.
Indian news portal BGR wrote about Mars One’s astronaut selection program: Around 1800 Indians apply for Mars One project to permanently settle on Mars.
Journalists around the world found applicants in their region, who shared their stories and expectancies:
The Million Martian Meetings that Mars One applicants organized in Washington D.C. (USA) and Darmstadt (Germany) drew a lot of interest: